….George Pendleton of Pasquotank County…
First: …Debts be paid…
Secondly: I give to my Nephew George Pendleton Junior my Plantation whereon I now live, my Negro Man Jack all my Household Furniture, two mares and one coalt, my saddle and bridle, all of my hogs except fivesows & twenty pigs, and half of my sheep, my ( ), three barrels pork and all my corn, one barrel hams, one half barrel fat, one cow and yearling which he choose, all my cattle that are at Thomas Boyd’s except two cows and calves, all my bees, all the money that is due me except a bond due from Elizabeth Boyd, and half the money that shall be raised at the sale of my Estate which in this will is not given in Legacies, and the other half I give and bequeathe to my Nephew Lemuel Pendleton, I also give to my said Nephew Lemuel Pendleton a Bond due me from Elisabeth Boyd, Five sows, and twenty Pigs and half my sheet and my old Horse, I give unto my three Nephews Zachariah, Joshua and Andrew Pendleton, sons of my deceased Brother Timothy Pendleton all my cattle (that are at the Plantation where my said deceased Brother lived except a cow and yearling already given to George Pendleton) they and their increase to be equally divided amongst the said three children at the time of the Eldest arriving to full age (added by Tamara: document includes three blank short lines)
I give and bequeath unto grezil george two Cow and Calfs that are at Thomas Boyd’s her choice of all that are there.
Lastly: I constitute and appoint my trusty friend Thomas Boyd and my Nephew george Pendleton whole and sole Executors to this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and disannulling all former Wills by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this 15th day of February 1774.
Signed sealed published George Pendleton SEAL
(Tom A.) Banks
Pasquotank County…Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1774
Present His Majesty’s Justices
The said Will and Testament of George Pendleton was Exhibited by Thomas
Boyd executor…Oath of Robert Jordan…recorded…
Contributed by Robert Pendleton to NCGENWEB August 2006.